Khichu/ Paapdi no Lot/ Rice Khichu

खीचू रेसिपी / खीचू बनाने की विधी

Indian Gujarati Patas / Snacks / Brunch



  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4teaspoon Papad Kharo or a pinch of Baking soda
  • 1teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera/ cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teapoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon green chilli paste For serving
  • 1 tablespoon of oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon of pickle masala.

How to make

Bring water to boil. Add all dry ingredients except for the rice flour. Let boil for 2 mins so it gets flavorful. Add the rice flour and switch off the flame. Stir in one direction to get a lump free dough and cover for 5 mins. When it is ready to handle, make 2 big round balls out if this mixture. Make a hole in the centre of the rice ball so that it evenly cooks.

Now steam these balls in a steamer for 8 to 10 mins. Insert a knife. It is done if knife comes out clean.


  • Suggest to use a wooden rolling pin to stir the rice flour as it gets sticky and tough to handle if using metal spoon.
  • You can flatten out the rice dough in a steel plate and steam it like Dhokla.
  • Once ready drizzle oil and pickle masala and cut in squares and serve.
  • You can skip green chillies or add garlic if you like the flavor.
  • You can double up this recipe for more servings.


Happy Cooking!

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